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  • This is the only episode of the television series with three separate starring characters credited (Not counting episodes that star Pop and Cub and Lifty and Shifty as they are always listed together).
  • This is the first TV episode that has a verb in the title.
  • All of the starring characters make up "No Hands, No Eyes, No Brain" and the featuring characters are duo characters.
  • This is the only time in the series where Lifty and Shifty successfully steal something from The Mole.
  • Handy has a small statuette of a hula dancing Giggles on his dashboard. It doesn't have a bow , but instead it has a flower in its place.

    Giggles as a hula dancing girl.

  • This is one of the three episodes where Handy can be seen without his tool belt, the other episodes are House Warming, Wipe Out! and I Nub You.
  • This is one of three of The Mole's regular starring roles where he doesn't kill anyone. The others are Out of Sight, Out of Mime and Spare Me.
  • This is the first episode of the first season of the TV series in which Cub survives.
  • The face Handy makes when Lumpy tries to figure out the actual owners of the driving licensees shows that he may be aware of Lumpy's stupidity.
  • This is the first episode in the TV series where no girls are featured (although you could consider Giggles' cameo appearance as a bobbling hula girl).
  • When Officer Lumpy locks up Handy and The Mole in prison, Handy seems to be shouting "What are you doing?!" to Lumpy.
  • This marks Handy's most torturous death to date.
  • This is the episode where Handy speaks clear English the most.
  • Although Handy managed to escape death in the sawmill before being cut in half, he would later encounter it again in My Better Half, and not be so lucky.
  • Handy and The Mole's IDs feature their old designs from Internet Season 2 with Handy having flat buckteeth and The Mole's head being slightly smaller.
  • Even though it looks like Cub's eyes have been grated off, the eyes were actually Handy's eyes, due to the fact that Cub's eyes aren't that big, and also due to the fact you could see Cub's eyes after Handy's eyes came off.
  • This is the only time The Mole wasn't the last to die in a starring role.
  • Handy's singing sound (at 0:30) can also be heard in the iOS game Deadeye Derby when the player is playing as Handy and he wins.
  • This is the first time Lumpy works with the police. The second time will be in A Bit of a Pickle, and the third time being A Vicious Cycle.
  • Lumpy's sunglasses only came off three times, amounting to only a few seconds throughout the entire episode.
  • This is the only episode to star both The Mole and Lumpy to feature both of them dying rather than just Lumpy dying.
  • The music that plays on the part where Handy and The Mole are caught by a runaway train is also played in the flash game Fire Escape.
  • When Lumpy was walking away from Handy and The Mole, you can hear Lumpy say "Shut the f**k up!".
  • This episode marks The Mole's first on-screen death.
    • This episode also marks The Mole's first solo death.
    • It is also the first time The Mole dies in a starring role.
    • Also, this marks The Mole's most torturous death to date.
  • This episode marks the first TV absence of Flaky.
  • This is one of few episodes where Lumpy doesn't die a slow painful death.
  • Toothy is the only primary character who doesn't appear in this episode in any capacity.

Cultural References

  • The title of this episode means to not disturb or bother someone.
  • The flag outside of the prison closely resembles the Canadian flag, which could possibly hint that the show takes place in/or is near Canada. However, this could also be because FatKat, the company that animated the TV series, was located in Canada.
  • Handy finding a hacksaw in the boat and The Mole attempting to cut the chain may be a reference to the movie Saw.
    • The concept of two handicapped people chained together near a bladed device may be an additional reference to "Saw."


Production Notes

  • When this episode aired along with Party Animal and Ipso Fatso on YouTube, the alternate title for the conglomeration of the segments was named "Lesser of Two Evils." Lumpy, Cuddles, and The Mole appear in all three of these episodes. Cuddles dies in all three episodes, while Lumpy and The Mole die twice.
  • The cast commentary on the TV Series DVD Vol. 1 reveals two facts about the development of this episode.
    • Mime was originally meant to have been part of the road trip as well, but the writer couldn't figure out a good use for him and cut him out.
    • At one point the crew were considering having Lifty and Shifty be the ones who were chained together. The reason it was changed was because they found the twins successfully fooling Lumpy to be funnier.
  • The episode's storyboard has many minor differences from the finished episode.
    • One note proposes The Mole initially not noticing Lifty and Shifty driving away in the car, and Handy coming back to get him after noticing that The Mole isn't following him.
    • While Lumpy is comparing Lifty and Shifty with The Mole and Handy, Lifty and Shifty "act handicapped" to convince him.
    • Instead of simply dragging his mug across the bar, The Mole is preparing to riot as the cell door opens.
    • Between the scene where the ball is revealed and the one where Lumpy returns to check on the prisoners, there is a quick scene of Lifty and Shifty joyriding and laughing at Lifty's impression of The Mole.
    • Before it sinks in to Lumpy that Handy and The Mole have escaped, he looks around the cell more and tries feeling around in the air for them, as if they have become invisible.
    • Rather than yelling in the Happy Tree Friends language about the jailbreak, Lumpy simply screams in horror into the microphone as Handy and The Mole escape.
    • The scene where Handy and The Mole try to use a hammer to break the chain has more build-up, with the shadow of the hammer wavering back and forth between the chain and Handy.
    • The reason Cuddles falls into the well is because he is startled by Lumpy's dog barking, rather than simply leaning over too far.
    • Lifty and Shifty's death happens after Lumpy's.
    • Lifty and Shifty's fight before they notice the train coming is more physical and violent.